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India PM in Washington Post’s eyes; ILO sees youth unemployment rising; Australia growth slows

1 India PM in Washington Post’s eyes (Simon Denyer in The Washington Post) India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh helped set his country on the path to modernity, prosperity and power, but critics say the shy, soft-spoken 79-year-old is in danger … Continue reading

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Oakland to lay off workers; America isn’t a corporation; Austerity deepens European crisis; India media under fire; India PM: Reformer who never was

1 Oakland to lay off workers. (San Francisco Chronicle) In a drastic move to prepare for the loss of millions of dollars in state redevelopment funds this year, Oakland will hand layoff notices to 1,500 city employees next week, and … Continue reading

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Corn for ethanol up 280%; In Egypt, power hinges on men; Fiat boss fears for Europe’s future; Skyscrapers and financial crashes; Kodak moment passes

1 Corn use for ethanol goes up 280% (San Francisco Chronicle) Ethanol refiners have increased their consumption of corn 280% since 2005. The fuel additive took more than 40% of the total US crop last year, pushing up corn prices … Continue reading

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New forces driving world economic order; Fitch hints at US downgrade; India Dalits fight caste with capitalism; Facebook dreams of being a blue chip

1 The Guardian on new forces driving world economic order – one in which ‘rich’ countries run deficits and ‘poor’ countries accumulate assets. A new economic order is taking shape before our eyes, and it is one that includes accelerated … Continue reading

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